ACF Culinary Team USA 2016
Joseph Leonardi, CEC
ACF Culinary Team USA Manager
Chef Leonardi’s extensive experience with ACF Culinary Team USA will greatly benefit the 2016 team as they prepare for international competitions. Chef Leonardi is executive chef at Somerset Club, Boston, and joined the club’s staff after eight years on the faculty of Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. He is a member of ACF Rhode Island Chapter, and was the 2009 U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year.
J. Kevin Walker, CMC, AAC
ACF Culinary Youth Team USA Manager
Walker is executive chef at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, Calif., and is one of only 67 ACF-certified master chefs in the nation. Prior to joining The Vintage Club, he worked at several prestigious clubs and hotels, including Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta, and Four Seasons in Los Colinas, Texas. He is a member of ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter Inc. Walker has received numerous awards and recognitions, including AAC’s Chef Good Taste Award in 2011 and U.S.A.’s Chef of the Year in 2007.
Russell D. Campbell, CEC
ACF Culinary Team USA Military Team
Chief Campbell became the manager of the United States Army Culinary
Arts Team in January 2010. His vast experience in culinary and
leadership roles will contribute greatly to the Team.
Thomas Macrina, CEC, CCA, HGT, AAC
ACF Culinary Team USA Business Manager
As ACF national secretary and past chair of the American Academy of
Chefs, Tom will be a great asset to ACF Culinary Team USA. He is the
product specialist manager/corporate executive chef at US Foods.